Average Home Building Costs Per Square Foot

At first glance, the average home building cost per square foot seems extremely high. People who do a lot of home improvement jobs are usually the first ones to question, because they know the cost of materials. The fact is that the materials are about 25-33 percent of the cost of a house. Labor is…

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Custom Home Building

Custom home building is one of the most exciting undertakings one can take. Home builders work with architects to create your dream home, just as you have always pictured it. Of course there are challenges and pitfalls all along the way, but for a price, a skilled custom home building builder can build the house…

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Estimates on a Contractor Building a Home

When gathering estimates on a contractor building a home for you, it is important to consider much more than price. The estimate collecting process should be the culmination of about a year’s worth of research. During the research period you should collect information on construction methods, materials and techniques. Be sure to learn all you…

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Energy Efficient Home Building Tips

Our energy efficient home building tips will help keep electric and fuel bills low. Saving money on utilities, makes those mortgage payments easier by keeping the other bills to a minimum. In essence the house is paying back a bit of its cost each month. The utility bills for inefficient homes can range from $300…

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Building a Green Home

When building a green home, you must first decide which of the green building ideals you wish to embody in your house. Many but not all ideals may be incorporated into the same home. Green is a set of ideologies which often conflict but are generally considered to be kinder to the planet, and provide…

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Building a Home Checklist

Use this building a home checklist to make sure you are aware of all the options. There are many things first time home builders need to study in order to insure they have considered all the possibilities. It is absolutely vital that you read up on a variety of related topics so that you get…

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Pollution Free Home Building Checklists

The Pollution Free Home Building Checklists below is designed to keep your home plans green, efficient and pollution free. Learn about new innovations which will keep your home paying for itself over the years. Build a home that can help pay its own payments, in saved utilities and even income with the solutions below. Planning…

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Designing and Building Your Own Dream Home

Designing and building your own dream home is a process that usually begins with, well you guessed it, dreaming. We often forget the obvious. It all starts with a dream. Only then can we solidify that dream, first in our minds and then within the art form of architecture. Only with dreaming does architecture truly…

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Home Building Mistakes to Avoid

Here are a few tips about home building mistakes to avoid. Mistakes can occur at any juncture in the home building process, from the concept and design, to the loan process and in dealing with and selecting a good contractor. By following this advice you may avoid some major home building pitfalls. Top Home Building…

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Current Home Building Cost

2011 and 2012 are the best years in the past four decades to build a home, based on the current home building cost and interest rates. If you have a secure job and good credit, now is the time! It is in your best interest to act now, provided you are economically prepared. In 2013…

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